Traveling with kids in Lisbon
Lisbon is an exciting city to visit and if you’re taking a vacation as a family, you’ll find plenty of great activities that kids will enjoy within the city. In fact, you’ll find that the entire city is really child friendly. Restaurants often offer special child-size portions, reduced price tickets for children and younger children can often enjoy free transport throughout the city as well.
If you’re taking your family to Lisbon, here are some great places you’ll definitely want to take the kids while you’re visiting.
One of the most interesting places for kids in Lisbon is the Parque das Nacoes. You’ll want to take the kids to the Oceanario, where they can enjoy the thrill of seeing the sharks and other sea life. In fact, sleepover events are offered as well where kids can enjoy sleeping over while seeing the sharks. Not only can sharks be seen in the central tank offered at the Oceanario, but the tank includes thousands of mammals, fish and seabirds for kids to see as well. An Antarctic tank is also on display that includes exciting penguins, which is something the kids will definitely want to see.
The Children’s Museum, or Museo das Crincias, is another great place to take the kids and adults are sure to enjoy it as well. You’ll find the museum on the Jardim zoologico grounds and there are many things to see and do on site. Kids will enjoy great workshops, activities, toys, exhibits and more. Monsanto Park is another exciting place to take the kids and you can enjoy walking trails and cycling trails throughout the park. Enjoy having a picnic, check out the botanical gardens and let the kids go horse riding at the horse-riding center found within the park. The Tropical Garden is another charming area to take the kids. There you’ll find very rare plants, subtropical trees and tropical tree for the kids to enjoy. They’ll love seeing the sights and learning too.
Most kids enjoy castles, so why not take the kids to Castelo de Sao Jorge, or Saint George’s Castle. This castle is visible from many places throughout the city and it’s a great place where kids can enjoy exploring. Everything is informal and there are plenty of courtyards, turrets and stairways for everyone to enjoy exploring around the area. Riding the tram up to the castle (and a steep walk for about 10 – 15 minutes after) is an exciting adventure as well that the kids will enjoy. From the hill where the castle is located, everyone can enjoy the incredible views of the river and the entire city of Lisbon.
The Public Transit Museum, or Museu da Carris, is an excellent place to take the kids as well. A variety of exhibit halls are available, presenting the public transit history in the city of Lisbon. It offers great information with informational panels and artifacts to enjoy and investigate. One of the highlights is enjoying a ride on the old trolley that takes you from place to place in the yard. Kids that enjoy a great ride on the trolley are sure to enjoy visiting this interesting museum in Lisbon. The Electricity Museum and the Communications Museum may also be good places to visit with the kids.